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The Helmet Catch

With 1:15 remaining in Super Bowl XLII and the New York Giants trailing the New England Patriots 14-10, Eli Manning escaped a sack on third-and-five and hurled a ball downfield to wide receiver David Tyree.

Tyree had largely been a special teams player for the Giants up to that point, as he'd only registered four receptions for 35 yards during the preceding regular season.

The ball floated high, and Tyree had to elevate to get his hands on it.

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With 1:15 remaining in Super Bowl XLII and the New York Giants trailing the New England Patriots 14-10, Eli Manning escaped a sack on third-and-five and hurled a ball downfield to wide receiver David Tyree.

Tyree had largely been a special teams player for the Giants up to that point, as he'd only registered four receptions for 35 yards during the preceding regular season.

The ball floated high, and Tyree had to elevate to get his hands on it.

Unable to bring it into his body, he pinned it against his own helmet. Despite All-Pro safety Rodney Harrison torquing on his right shoulder, Tyree was able to secure the catch. 

The Giants went on to win the game, making "The Helmet Catch" one of the greatest moments in Super Bowl history.

Photo Credit: New York Daily News Archive/Getty Images

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